byBierce, Ambrose, 1842-1914?; Bierce, Ambrose, 1842-1914? Cynic's word book
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In this dictionary for children, each definition is developed to give the essential meanings of a word, staying within the realm of a child's experience. Many word use examples are quotations from Mother Goose, Lewis Carroll, Robert Louis Stevenson, and other children's literature Topic: English language
Historical outline -- The Greek cities: social-economic conditions -- Asia -- Egypt -- Hellenism and the Jews -- Trade and exploration -- Literature and learning -- Science and art -- Philosophy and religion Topic: Hellenism
Toontoony pie -- The rat who made one bargain too many -- The tiger in the palanquin -- Kashi and his wicked brothers -- The crow and the sparrow -- The fortune of the poet's son -- The jackal and the crocodile -- The two misers -- The farmer's old horse -- The gift of the holy man -- The poor weaver and the princess -- The man who was only three inches tall -- Toontoony and the barber -- The clever jackal and how he outwitted the tiger -- The monkey, the tiger, and the jackal family -- The... Topics: Tales, Folklore
Confessions of a nonconformist -- Some good uses for our bad instincts -- Intuitive and logical thinking -- The philosophy of Yin-Yang and the problem of evil -- The Chinese cultural heritage -- Science and the sense of wonder -- Materialism as a faith -- Chinese humanism and the modern world -- The Chinese temper -- The principles of writing -- The art of cooking and dinning in China -- How I bought a toothbrush -- I adore postscripts -- On political sickness -- The crushed fender school of... Topic: Chinese literature
Christmas carol -- Marley's ghost -- First of the three spirits -- Second of the three spirits -- Last of the spirits -- End of it -- Chimes: First quarter -- Second quarter -- Third quarter -- Fourth quarter -- Cricket of the hearth -- Chirp the first -- Chirp the second -- Chirp the third Topics: Short stories, Scrooge, Ebenezer(Fictitious character), Ghost stories, Grouches, Greed, Christmas...